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Technical and Community College News


South Carolina

Central Carolina sees 20% enrollment jump; Increase due to various factors, including no-cost tuition, new branding, more flexibility
The Item – September 22, 2022
Central Carolina Technical College President Kevin Pollock says "it's an exciting time for the college." Who would not be excited with a more-than-20% enrollment increase this fall?
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Greenville Technical College receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for a Sixth Time
UpstateBizSC – September 21, 2022
Greenville Technical College (GTC) has received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
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Lander, Technical College of the Lowcountry announce Paralegal Studies partnership
GoLaurens.com – September 20, 2022
Lander University and the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) recently announced a transfer partnership for students who are pursuing careers in paralegal studies.
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Lexington Two's Adult Education system strong as job market struggles with employee shortages
The Lexington Ledger – September 20, 2022
A strong Midlands area job market and free tuition incentives at South Carolina technical colleges are driving interest in Lexington Two’s adult education programs.
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PTC Mechatronics Technology teaching a new dog old tricks
GoLaurens.com – September 19, 2022
You might say that Piedmont Technical College’s O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence in Greenwood is now a dog-friendly facility.
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South Carolina Auto Tech Development program launched by SCADA & Apprenticeship Carolina
wpde.com – September 19, 2022
The South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA) and Apprenticeship Carolina have launched The South Carolina Auto Tech Development program: SCATD.
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DTC celebrates first class from lineworker program
The Times and Democrat – September 17, 2022
Friends, family, faculty, staff and community partners gathered at the James W. Bowden Sr. Electrical Lineworker Range on the campus of Denmark Technical College for the inaugural Lineworker Showcase celebrating the completion of the alpha cohort of South Carolina's first HBCU Electrical Lineworker Program.
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Middle schoolers explore future prospects at PTC career fair
Index-Journal – September 16, 2022
Bus after bus pulled into Piedmont Technical College on Thursday morning, as middle school students from throughout the Lakelands came to see what some of their future career options.
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PTC Foundation launches Grey Hamlett Welding Scholarship
Index-Journal – September 16, 2022
It seems only fitting that Piedmont Technical College graduate Austin “Grey” Hamlett was a skilled welder.
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Despite declining enrollment trends nationally, some Upstate colleges see big enrollment spikes
foxcarolina.com – September 15, 2022
Over the last few years interest in higher education has been on a steady decline, pandemic challenges made it even worse. But now that things are back to normal, colleges are hoping to make a rebound.
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Editorial: Tech apprenticeships will benefit SC residents, companies
The Post and Courier – September 15, 2022
Service-industry jobs are plentiful across South Carolina, but the state must continue to diversify its economy to grow, remain competitive and create better-paying opportunities for residents.
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Midlands Tech receives $100K grant to fill HVAC worker shortage
wach.com – September 15, 2022
There’s a significant shortage of HVAC workers: they’re the people you call when you’re air conditioning or heating isn’t working.
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PTC students encouraged to ‘Be Kind’ in Mental Wellness Campaign
Index-Journal – September 14, 2022
What tone do you take when you talk to yourself? One’s inner voice is the narrative only they hear. It has a lot of power, and it is not always rational — or kind.
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HGTC celebrates employees with years of service to the college 
Horry County Business Journal – September 12, 2022
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is excited to announce the employees celebrating years of service in 2022.
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HGTC surgical technology students applauded for 100% pass rate
Horry County Business Journal – September 12, 2022
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) announced that all surgical technology students successfully passed the National Board Examination for HGTC’s Surgical Technology Program.
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McLeod Health partners in nursing education programs
Horry County Business Journal – September 12, 2022
Nursing represents the nation’s largest health care profession and the largest single component of hospital staff. By the year 2030, South Carolina will be one of four states with a nursing shortage of more than 10,000 according to an analysis by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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Black Enrollment Declines, Gaps Increase
Inside Higher Ed – September 21, 2022
A new report details disparities in academic outcomes for Black community college students.
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Education decisions during the Great Resignation
Community College Daily – September 21, 2022
Individuals who left their jobs voluntarily since the start of the Covid pandemic were more likely to enroll in postsecondary education than those who lost their jobs, according to a new report from the Strada Education Network.
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Enriching lives
Community College Daily – September 20, 2022
For the children and teens in Twin Falls, Idaho, taking part in youth summer camps at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) can be a life-changing experience — literally.
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‘The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back’
Inside Higher Ed – September 20, 2022
Alabama Community College System leaders say they’ve made major strides toward stability amid rampant leadership turnover. But state lawmakers aren’t convinced the pattern won’t continue.
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DataPoints: ATE in action
Community College Daily – September 19, 2022
The National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program awards grants to support a wide variety of efforts to improve technician education at public two-year colleges in fields ranging from advanced manufacturing and engineering, to nanotechnology and biotechnology, to agriculture and environmental sciences, and more.
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Learning by serving
Community College Daily – September 19, 2022
From free and low-cost dental clinics provided by dental hygienist students, to home building by students in construction programs, to more individualized service-learning across a wide array of courses, two-year schools are putting the “community” in community college by mixing academics and service in a panoply of creative ways.
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Classroom ‘TechKnowledgy’
Community College Daily – September 18, 2022
Institutions are dealing with a variety of staffing challenges on both the administrative support and classroom sides.
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The Mystery of Short-Term Credentials
The Chronicle of Higher Education – September 16, 2022
Colleges and lawmakers tout them as a speedway to good jobs. Where’s the data to prove it?
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Creating civil discourse in communities
Community College Daily – September 15, 2022
In general, communities tend to lean politically left or right, which reflects the views of most of their residents. Oregon’s Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) pulls from both sides.
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